In Australia, an A-line wedding dress is a classic silhouette that is a cross between a sheath and a ball gown. It features a skirt that is fitted at the hips and widens gradually towards the hem, creating a slim waist and a feminine shape. This style gets its name from its overall shape, which is similar to the letter A. It has been popularised by designers like Dior and Yves Saint Laurent and is known for being universally flattering for all body types. In Australia and the UK, A-line dresses are also referred to as fit-and-flare dresses, which differ from fit-and-flare dresses in North America that flare from the mid-waist and have a fuller skirt.